A Trip of a Lifetime - THE TEACHER OF BASS FISHING
  A Trip of a Lifetime  -                     Everyday is an adventure   Okeechobee

With The Teacher, Coach  & Top Captain Steve Daniel
























 
 
 
 
      

   Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier Steve Daniel

Steve Is know as "The teacher of Bass Fishing"  and among the most talented in the fishing industry. Steve is a 3 time winner on the FLW tour, 2 being on Lake Okeechobee, 1st FLW Forrest Cup Champion, Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier. Steve has guided 30 years 0n Lake Okeechobee, fisherman of all skill levels, from the most experienced to the novice. A day fishing Lake Okeechobee with Steve is not just a day on the water, "It's an Adventure". It would be Steve's pleasure to put his extensive experience to work for you and make your day on Okeechobee   "a trip of a life time".
                         stevedaniel84@yahoo.com
                                                               or
                   (863) 885-2230   (239) 560-2704
 
                Steve Daniel@okeechobeefishn     

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Power- Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier,
 3 time FL Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve
 Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb,
 Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to
 talk fishing with the Top Pro Fisherman and cover
 topics & discuss Fish'n stories and share tips,
 techniques & answers questions That ultimately
 helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge
 packed. Special guest * Jim Pickett * Ross Myers with http://www.basstrophysonline.com/

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******Hooked up with Steve & Deb****
Every Friday 4:00pm - 6:00
Saturday & Sunday 10am- noon
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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Posted by Debi Daniel 5/13/16

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier,
 3 time FL Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve
Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb,
 Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to
talk fishing with the Top Pro Fisherman and cover
topics & discuss Fish'n stories and share tips,
 techniques & answers questions That ultimately
 helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge
packed. Special guest * FLW Pro's Terry Seagraves, Mike Surman

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Posted by Debi Daniel 5/6/16

 Power Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FL Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with
Steve & Deb, Captain Steve Daniel always takes
some time to talk fishing with the Top Pro Fisherman and cover topics & discuss Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge packed. Special guest * Bassmaster Elite Derek Remitz

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Posted by Debi Daniel 4/29/16

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier,
 3 time FL Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve
Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb,
 Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to
talk fishing with the Top Pro Fisherman and cover
topics & discuss Fish'n stories and share tips,
 techniques & answers questions That ultimately
 helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge
packed. Special guest * FLW pro Tony Davis
*KastKing Pro Staff Darcy Hill

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Posted by Debi Daniel 4/14/16

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier,
 3 time FL Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve
Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb,
 Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to
talk fishing with the Top Pro Fisherman and cover
topics & discuss Fish'n stories and share tips,
 techniques & answers questions That ultimately
 helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge
packed. Special guest * Flw Pro Kurt Dove
 * Bassmaster Elite Champion Britt Myers
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Posted by Debi Daniel 4-7-16

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier,
3 time FLW Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb, Captain Steve Daniel always
 takes some time to talk fishing with the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various topics & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers questions That ultimately helps you catch
 more fish! like always, Knowledge packed with Special Guest
Rick Clunn

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Posted by Debi Daniel 3-24-16

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier,
3 time FLW Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb's, Captain Steve Daniel always
 takes some time to talk fishing with the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various topics & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers questions That ultimately helps you catch
 more fish! like always, Knowledge packed.
Guest Co Host: *Jim Pickett
Special Guest: FLW CHAMPION *John COX
 *Brett Ware, President of www.TIGHTLINESUVlurecompany.com
*Jason Hart: Vice President, Business Development Marolina Outdoor, Inc.
Huk Performance Fishing, NOMAD Outdoor and Spanish Fly Apparel



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Posted 3-17-16 by Debi Daniel

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW 
Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up
with Steve & Deb's visit, Captain Steve Daniel always takes some
time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques
 & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge packed.
Guest: *Edwin Evers 2016 Bassmaster Elite Classic Champion, Bassmaster Elite *Bill Lowen, Bassmaster Elite *Randy Howell, Bassmaster Elite *Shaw Grigsby. FLW lake Okeechobee Champ
 *Bradley Hallman


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Posted 3-3-16 by Debi Daniel

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb's visit, Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories
and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge packed.
Special Guest Co Host: Jim Pickett & Dan Pardue 
Guest: Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier's,
 *Bill Lowen, *Edwin Evers, *Brandon McMillian


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Posted 2-25-16 by Debi Daniel

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb's visit, Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories
and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge packed.Special Guest Co Host: Jim Pickett
Special Guest *Doctor Roy Flannigan *FLW Pro Wesley Strader

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Posted by Debi Daniel 2/18/16

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with
Steve & Deb's visit with the Pro's in studio speaking
of their visit to Lake Okeechobee. In between fishing Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories
 and share tips, techniques & answers many
questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge packed.
Special Guest Co Host: Jim Pickett
Special Guest:
* Flw Tournament director Bill Taylor
* Swap People TV show T- Roy  Broussard
*The General, Larry Nixon
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Posted by Debi Daniel 1/31/16

Pole down with Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion & FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with
Steve & Deb's visit with the Pro's in studio speaking
of their visit in our town of Clewiston & Lake Okeechobee. In between fishing Captain Steve Daniel always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! like always, Knowledge packed.Special Guest Co Host: Jim PickettSpecial Guest: * Flw Tournament director, Bill Taylor *The General, Larry Nixon * Swap People TV show, T- Roy  Broussard* Key Stone light Pro, Jeff Sprague *FLW Pro Wesley Strader, Okeechobee Coasta winner, Jason Lambert & more.

01:00 - 03:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday &
 Sunday special airings
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com


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Posted by · Debi Daniel·1/28/16

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest Host: Jim Pickett
Special Guest & new Partner:
* FLW Pro Wesley Strader

Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday &
 Sunday special airings
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com


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Posted by · Debi Daniel·1/21/16

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!

Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday &
 Sunday special airings
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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Posted by · Debi Daniel·1/7/16

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest:  Bernie Schultz Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier
*Brandon McMillian Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier


Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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Posted by · Debi Daniel·12/31/15


Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest:
*Brandon McMillian Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier


Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com


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Posted by · Debi Daniel·12/25/15
Don't forget
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest: 
* Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier Bill Lowen

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Posted by · Debi Daniel·12/18/15

DON'T FORGET ABOUT.... Listen to Hooked Up with Steve & Deb every Friday on Reno Viola Outdoors Radio at 12:00am, 7:00am and 4:00pm EST. Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Special Guest:
 * Jim Picket part time guest host of Hooked up with Steve & Deb & Floridian
* AJ Gore second part of interview with www.eposeidon.com

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Posted by · Debi Daniel·12/4/15

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest: 
* Steve Daniel, not the Host but another famous Steve Daniel
* AJ Gore with www.eposeidon.com
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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Posted by · Debi Daniel·12/3/15
Don't forget
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest: 
*Kevin Spooner with www.tightlinesuv.com

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Great Speck-ulation on Lake Okeechobee

By Sue Cocking, Guy Harvey Outpost staff writer
scocking@guyharveyoutpost.com
[Lakeport, FL.–]         It won’t be too long before scores of pontoon boats lit up like the Fourth of July and festooned with a porcupine-like array of telescoping fishing rods will crowd northern Lake Okeechobee most nights.
Late fall through early spring is considered the height of the black crappie, or speckled perch season on the Big O.  But here’s a news flash to all the snowbirds arriving on the first cold fronts aiming to catch a limit of specks:  the fish have been here for months now.  A couple savvy locals have been catching their limit of 25 less than a mile from the boat ramp at Harney Pond Canal in Lakeport.
“The biggest myth is that you can only catch them in winter,” said captain Steve Daniel, a veteran guide and tournament champion.  “This summer, I caught a lot of them on Rat-L-Traps and jerkbaits the same places I caught bass.”
Daniel acknowledges it’s a bit harder to catch specks during warm days than at night, especially if water levels are high.  That’s because the fish tend to stick to heavy cover under bright conditions and there are thousands of acres of vegetation — bulrush, Kissimmee grass, hydrilla and lily pads– where they hide.
At night, however, crappie can be lured away from their hideouts into open water by anglers lighting up their vessels and drawing hordes of minnows that the fish love to eat.  With enough rods hanging off the boat, a pair of fishermen can bag a limit of 50 in just a couple of hours in hot spots such as the mouth of the Kissimmee River, Harney Pond Canal, the Rim Canal, and Fisheating Bay–especially near an area dubbed the “Monkey Box”.
A nighttime fiesta requires a bucket full of Missouri minnows, available at just about any bait and tackle shop around the lake.  Anglers thread them onto a small jig head of 1/8- to 1/16- ounces or on a light wire #4 hook weighted with a split shot. They arrange their 15-foot rods or cane poles in holders in the gunwales so that the tips are low to the surface.  When the rod tip dips into the water, they know they have a bite. The rods don’t have reels; fish are simply lifted into the boat.
“It’s not rocket science,” Daniel chuckled.
Day-specking with artificial lures requires a bit more finesse.  Like black bass, crappie tend to follow a pattern, Daniel said, which means they’ll stick to a particular kind of cover and a certain depth, rarely hugging the bottom.  Anglers need to cover a lot of ground with their electric trolling motors, prospecting in holes in various stands of vegetation with long limber rods. It’s a lot like flipping for bass, except there’s no reel. A length of 20-to-30-pound monofilament matched to the water depth is simply tied to the eye catch of the rod and threaded through the guides.
For lures, Daniel recommends jigs– small bucktails, tube jigs or twister tails. For clear water, he favors white; in dingy water, he chooses yellow, chartreuse, or even black (because it creates a shadow).
The reward will be a cooler full of tasty, but not very big fish.  Daniel said two-pounders are not very common on the Big O; the state record for the species is three pounds, 13 1/4 ounces caught in Lake Talquin near Tallahassee in 1992.
But the good news from biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is that Lake O specks are getting bigger.  The species took a big hit from Hurricane Wilma in 2005, but catch rates have been on the rise for the past eight years or so.  Sampling conducted by biologists has shown larger, older fish each year.  With last year’s bountiful shad spawn, numbers and size could continue to increase.
Back to the most important part:  eating.  Most anglers fillet and fry their specks; the health-conscious use olive oil.  Or you could just take them to Tin Fish in Okeechobee to have them cooked for you with a couple of sides.  Fresh and delicious no matter what.
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`           Sue Cocking chronicles the Guy Harvey Outpost travel and adventure experience in regular blog posts on GuyHarveyOutpostNews.com/.  For 21 years, Cocking covered the full spectrum of outdoors adventure opportunities in South Florida and beyond for the Miami Herald, including fishing, diving, hunting, paddling, camping, sailing and powerboat racing.  She is a certified scuba diver and holder of an IGFA women’s world fly fishing record for a 29-pound permit.
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Posted by · Debi Daniel·11/20/15


Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest:
*Brandon McMillian Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier
 * Bill Parcel with  
www.techniice.com
*Dave Romanus with www.thebaitsack.com 

Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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Posted by · Debi Daniel·11/19/15
Don't forget starting midnight 

:00 - 2:00am, 7 to 9am, 4 to 6pm
Sat. 12 to 2 am >>Sun 9 -11am
 HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE Fishing
Power- Pole down with Steve Daniel & Catch
 Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between
Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions
 That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Guest:
*Brandon McMillian Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier
 *Clewiston fearless Mayor Phillip Roland

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Posted by · Debi Daniel·11/12/15
Don't forget starting Friday   www.renoviolaoutdoors.com
00:00 - 2:00am, 7 to 9am, 4 to 6pm 

Sat. 12 to 2 am  >>Sun 9 -11am

Posted by · Debi Daniel·11/2/15
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N
 Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest: 
*Brandon McMillian Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier
*Clewiston fearless Mayor Phillip Roland.

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Don't forget starting Friday   www.renoviolaoutdoors.com

00:00 - 2:00am, 7 to 9am, 4 to 6pm 

Sat. 12 to 2 am  >>Sun 9 -11am
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THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N
Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
 Special Guest: DJ Bell http://yeticoolers.com/accessories/
Mike Mansfield & Kevin Grace http://hookdupfishingtournaments.com/


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 Posted by · Debi Daniel·10/29/15
Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & 
Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between
 fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to
 talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and
 cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n
 stories and share tips, techniques & answers many
questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!'
 Special Guest: 2015 ICAST find Mike wisecarver &Linda Hernandez with booyaboatsoap.com
 Don't  forget starting Friday midnight
www.renoviolaoutdoors.com
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com
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Posted by · Debi Daniel·10/22/15
Don't  forget starting Friday midnight 10-23-15
 www.renoviolaoutdoors.com 00:00 - 2:00am,
 7 to 9am, 4 to 6pm
Sat. 12 to 2 am Sun 9 t0 11am
Special guest Sue Caucking, bloger for
 news on the Okeechobee guy Harvey Outpost RV
 & Resort
Shaw Grigsby on best way to mount transducers
for the new side scan
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 Posted by · Debi Daniel·10/1/15

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish!
Special Guest: 2015 ICAST find
 the best scale that we have seen, it does everything.
Dave McDonald with www.lunkerhunt.com has some great swim baits that we tested on the big O. 

Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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 Posted by · Debi Daniel·09/24/15

Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers to many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Special Guest: 2015 ICAST finds,  
Morgan McCain from www.mccainfishing.com
Morgan was the originator of allstar rods back in the 80's and now is back with some of the best rods available.  The newest technology,. made right here
in the United States.  Check out these rods on his website and you will be impressed.  I'm using
 Morgan's rods designed by bassmasters classic champion Tommy Martin, these are rods made for guides that need lite, sensitive, and durable rods.  These rods will stand up to every condition we encounter.
Keith Pittman from www.drdanslipbalm.com 
M & L Solutions
These are products every outdoors person has got to see


Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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 Posted by · Debi Daniel·09/17/15


Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers to many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Special Guest: 2015 ICAST finds,  
Christian Corley from www.yolotek.com
Linda Kennedy from www.loksak.com
These are products every outdoors person has got to see


Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 
 Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am
www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com


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 Posted by · Debi Daniel·09/11/15


Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers to many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Special Guest: 2015 ICAST finds,  
Christian Corley from www.yolotek.com
Linda Kennedy from www.loksak.com
These are products every outdoors person has got to see


Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00  Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com






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 Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·09/3/15


Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers to many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Special Guest: 2015 ICAST finds,  
Bassmaster Classic Champion Tommy Martin, http://www.mccainfishing.com/ 

Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00  Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·08/27/15


Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb. In between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses Fish'n stories and share tips, techniques & answers to many questions That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Special Guest: 2015 ICAST finds,  
**Tom Gahan www.eposeidon.com.  KastKing
** Bassmaster Elite Pro Bernie Shultz
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·08/20/15


 Steve Daniel · ·

Hooked Up with Steve and Deb This week Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb in between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses
Fish'n stories and share tips & techniques That ultimately helps you
 catch more fish! Special Guest:
2015 ICAST finds,
*David MacDonald with Lunkerhunt,
Tom Gahan with Episidon 
*Ben Arnold with ConnectScale.
Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00  Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·08/14/15


 Steve Daniel · ·

Hooked Up with Steve and Deb This week Power- Pole down with Captain Steve Daniel & Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb in between fishing Captain Steve always takes some time to talk fishing with all the Top Pro Fisherman and cover various different topics, & discusses
Fish'n stories and share tips & techniques That ultimately helps you
 catch more fish! Special Guest:
2015 ICAST finds,
*David MacDonald with Lunkerhunt,
*Casey McKnight with Deeper Fishfinder,
*Ben Arnold with ConnectScale.
Every Friday 
00:00 - 02:00, 07:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00  Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·07/31/15


Power- Pole down with Steve Daniel & various Pro Fisherman, as they discusses different Fish'n stories and share tips & techniques That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Special Guest: Roland Martin KVD, JVD, Peter T, Justin Lucas, Bill Dance, Find out why Hildebrandt's Tin roller is the best spinner bait, &
2015 ICASTGuest, Casey McKnight with Deeper
USA, www.buydeeper.comIn between fishing Steve always takes some time to talk fishing and cover various different topics with various Pro Fisherman That ultimately helps you catch more fish! Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb 

 
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·07/24/15
Power Pole Down.....
You don't want to miss, catch,Hooked up with Steve & Deb knowledge, packed with Special Guest Roland Martin giving up his tips & techniques. Great new products, ICAST on location
www.renoviolaoutdoors.com
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00 
Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
 
Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.comSunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.

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Posted by · DEBIDaniel ·07/10/15

Reminder ... Fishing Okeechobee with Steve Daniel Adventures
Power Pole Down, You don't want to miss, catch, Hooked up with Steve & Deb knowledge, packed with Special guest Flw AOY Scott Martin &
 Runner up John cox, great story 
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00 
Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
 
Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·07/2/15
Power Pole Down.....
You don't want to miss,
 catch,Hooked up with Steve & Deb knowledge, packed with Special guests
*Bassmaster Elite pro's Bobby Lane, Chris Lane, & brother Arnie Lane
www.renoviolaoutdoors.comEvery Friday 00:00 - 02:00Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00  Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
 Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.comSunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.


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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·06/18/15

Power Pole Down.....
You don't want to miss, catch,
Hooked up with Steve & Deb 
knowledge, packed with Special guests
*Bassmaster Elite pro Bernie Schultz
FLW Pro  Wesley Starder &
"Dad" Bud Starder
next week guest

www.renoviolaoutdoors.com
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00 
Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
 Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com




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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·06/11/15

Power Pole Down.....
You don't want to miss, catch,
Hooked up with Steve & Deb 
, knowledge, packed with Special guests
*Roland Martin
*Bassmaster Elite pro Bernie Schultz
 Sam Heaton
 

 2015 ICAST
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00  Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
 Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com

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win A Father's Day Fishing Adventure

Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·06/09/15
Hooked up with Steve & Deb
The Voice of Okeechobee Fishing
your Pro Tip's & Techniques connection
win A Father's Day Fishing Adventure to qualify tune in to
wafcamfm.com, 100.5 fm, 1st [3] callers,[ 7] times per day June 10th-18th, 6am -5pm. When you hear Steve say, "Call in now" put 863.983.5900 on your SPEED DIAL
GONE FISH'N with ...
Steve Daniel Fishing Adventures
was made possible by
Clewiston Walgreens
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·06/04/15

Power Pole Down... You don't want to miss, catch,
Hooked up with Steve & Deb 
, knowledge, packed with Special guests
*Roland Martin 3rd part
, *Bassmaster Elite Ca swing Champion...Justen Lucas,
* Todd Kersey, Office Deopt charity event 6/4/15
 2015 ICAST &
the Famous Sam Heaton 5th part.

Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00  Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.comSunday www.wafcamfm.com
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·05/29/15

Power Pole Down... You don't want to miss, catch,
Hooked up with Steve & Deb 
, knowledge, packed with Special guests
*Roland Martin 2cd part
, *Bassmaster Elite Ca swing Champion...Justen Lucas,
* Todd Kersey, Office Deopt charity event 6/4/15
 2015 ICAST &
the Famous Sam Heaton 4th part.

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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·05/28/15
    If you didn't catch, Hooked up with Steve & Deb ....Power Pole Down... You don't want to miss
Join Steve Daniel as he reports latest fishing report
for Okeechobee, knowledge packed with Special guests *Roland Martin 2cd part , *Bassmaster Elite
Ca swing Champion... Justen Lucas, *Walt Reynolds [the 3 Legends, *Martin, *Dance, *Houston], Bass Pro shops tournament Okee, 2015 ICAST & the Famous Sam Heaton 4th part. Www.renoviolaoutdoors.com Fridays 12am to 2am, 7am to 9am & 4pm to 6 pm 
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·05/021/15

  • ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2015 - 00:00 May 22
          Join
  •  Steve Daniel as he reports latest fishing report for Okeechobee, knowledge packed with
  • Special guests
  •  *Roland Martin 2cd part
  • , *Bassmaster Elite Ca swing Champion
  •  Justen Lucas,
  • *Walt Reynolds [the 3 Legends,
  • *Martin, *Dance, *Houston],
  •  Bass Pro shops tournament Okee,
  •  2015 ICAST &
  • the Famous Sam Heaton 4th part.
  •  Power Pole Down... You don't want to miss.
  • Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00  Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
    Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
    Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
    Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.comSunday www.wafcamfm.com


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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·05/07/15

HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB,
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'S
your Pro Tips & techniques connection with 
the latest Okeechobee fishing report Join Bass Elite
 Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion /
 Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel
as he reports latest fishing for Okeechobee,
Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water reports.
Special guest Roland Martin1st part
& the Famous Sam Heaton 3rd part 
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00 
Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00

Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel 5/3/15 ·

 9-11 am Sunday www.renoviolaoutdoors.com  
 Join Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier,
 3 time FLW Champion / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel
with Special Guest
Hank Parker part 2 ,
 the Famous Sam Heaton part 2 &
 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion, 2015 Elite Guntersville Champion
Skeet Reese on the way home for the California swing,
 along with the latest Okeechobee, Everglades, Lake Placid &
 Salt water fishing reports.

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Posted by Debi Daniel 5-1/15

5-7 am Saturday www.wokc.com
Saturday 07:00 - 09:00 am www.renoviolaoutdoors.com
5-7 am Sunday www.wafcamfm.
 Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00 am www.renoviolaoutdoors.com
HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB,
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N
your Pro Tips & techniques connection with 
the latest Okeechobee fishing report
Join Steve Daniel as he reports latest fishing for Okeechobee, Everglades, Lake Placid &
Salt water reports.
Special guest: 
Skeet Reese, on the way to the western swing, Hank Parker 2cd part
& the Famous Sam Heaton 2cd part 

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Posted by Debi Daniel 4/30/15
www.okeechobeeprostevedaniel.com for more info on how to Catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb on www.renoviolaoutdoors.com starting at midnight 5/2/15

Join Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel with Special Guest Hank Parker part 1, the Famous Sam Heaton part 1 along with the latest Okeechobee, Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water fishing
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel 4/19/15 ·
@okeechobeefishn https://lnkd.in/bT-VS9X
Didn't catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb,
 9-11 am Sunday www.renoviolaoutdoors.com  
more info
HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB,
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'S
your Pro Tips & techniques connection with 
the latest Okeechobee fishing report Join Bass Elite
 Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion /
 Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel
as he reports latest fishing for Okeechobee,
Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water reports.
Special guest:  Hank Parker 1st part part
& the Famous Sam Heaton 1st part 
Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00 
Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00
Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Join Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion
 / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel with
Special Guest: Skeet Reese, on the way to the western swing, Hank Parker 2cd part
 & the Famous Sam Heaton  2cd part
along with the latest Okeechobee, Everglades,
 Lake Placid & Salt water reports
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·04/23/15
@okeechobeefishn https://lnkd.in/bT-VS9X Didn't catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb, 9-11 am Sunday renoviolaoutdoors. more info HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N your Pro Tips & techniques connection with the latest Okeechobee fishing report Join Bass Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel as he gives his latest fishing report for Okeechobee, Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water reports. Special guest: Bassmaster Elite Champions Chris Lane & Shaw Grigsby Every Friday 07:00 - 09:00  Every Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Every Friday 00:00 - 02:00

Every Saturday 00:00 - 02:00 Every Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
Join Bassmaster Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel with Special Guest Hank Parker & the Famous Sam Heaton along with the latest Okeechobee, Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water fishing  reports

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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·04/19/15
@okeechobeefishn https://lnkd.in/bT-VS9X Didn't catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb, 9-11 am sunday renoviolaoutdoors. more info HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N your Pro Tips & techniques connection with the latest Okeechobee fishing report Join Bass Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel as he gives his latest fishing report for Okeechobee, Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water reports. Special guest: Bassmaster Elite Champions Chris Lane & Shaw Grigsby
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·04/17/15
www.renoviolaoutdoors.com  or         
 playing 4-6 pm  4/17/15
reminder, Join Bass Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion
 / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel  
 Hooked Up with Steve & Deb Reminder  Join Bass Elite Classic
 Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion,
 Steve Daniel as he gives his latest fishing report for Okeechobee,
Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water reports. This week's
talking about the power - Pole Advantage.
  
            Your Pro Tips & Techniques Connection
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·04/16/15

Steve Daniel @okeechobeefishn
Hooked Up with Steve and Deb THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N your Pro Tips & techniques connection
with the latest Okeechobee fishing report
on @RenoViolaoutdoors.com

@okeechobeefishn @jtkenneyfishing Famous Watts Brothers talking about their Power Pole advantage
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·04/10/15

HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N
                  & your Pro Tips & techniques connection

 with the latest Okeechobee fishing report
Join Bass Elite Classic Qualifier, 3 time FLW Champion / Okeechobee, FLW Cup Champion, Steve Daniel as he gives his latest fishing report for Okeechobee, Everglades, Lake Placid & Salt water reports.
Special guest: JT Kenney FLW Pro, Famous Watts Brothers, all talking about their Power Poles advantage
Special guest co Host: Jim Pickett

5-7 am Saturday www.wokc.com
5-7 am sunday www.wafcamfm.

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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·04/3/15

HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N
                  & your Pro Tips & techniques connection

 with the latest Okeechobee fishing report

5-7 am Saturday www.wokc.com
5-7 am sunday www.wafcamfm.com


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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·04/3/15
Didn't catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb?
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE fish'n
Tune IN


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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·03/26/15
Didn't catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb?
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE fish'n
Tune IN

Latest Okeechobee fishing report guest Power - Pole Pros the famous Watts Brothers, Gilbert family of Companies Kevin Hatfield part 2
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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·03/20/15

HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N
                  & your Pro Tips & techniques connection

 with the latest Okeechobee fishing report

5-7 am Saturday www.wokc.com
5-7 am sunday www.wafcamfm.com



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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·03/12/15
Didn't catch Hooked up with Steve & Deb?
THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE fish'n
Tune IN

Latest Okeechobee fishing report


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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·03/06/15

HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, THE VOICE OF OKEECHOBEE FISH'N

 with the latest Okeechobee fishing report

5-7 am Saturday www.wokc.com
5-7 am sunday www.wafcanfm.com

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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·03/06/15

TUNE IN                  3‎/‎6‎/‎2015 - 16:00 022815 HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB,   & 

3/7/2015 -000:00 022815 for 
Special airing post Interviews from Bassmaster Classic Champion Casey Ashley
& Bobby Lane
Friday12am-2am,7am-9am,4pm-6pm www.renoviolaoutdoors.com or http://stream.radiojar.com/kv24x4vkb.


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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·03/01/15


TUNE IN  3/1/15  09:00 022815 & 
3/7/2015 -000:00 022815 for 
Special airing post Interviews from Bassmaster Classic Champion Casey Ashley
& Bobby Lane
Friday12am-2am,7am-9am,4pm-6pm www.renoviolaoutdoors.com or http://stream.radiojar.com/kv24x4vkb.




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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·02/27/15

HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, fishing Okeechobee with Elite Pro Steve Daniel, 3 time FLW Champion, 2 Okeechobee, 1st FLW Cup Champion, Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier with the latest Okeechobee fishing report 
Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com 
Sunday  5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com 


 

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Posted by · DEBI Daniel ·02/26/15

If you DIDN'T Catch ......

Saturday 5-7 am www.wokc.com 
Sunday 5-7 am www.wafcamfm.com 

TUNE IN for  report from Bassmaster Classic

Friday12am-2am,7am-9am,4pm-6pm www.renoviolaoutdoors.com or http://stream.radiojar.com/kv24x4vkb.

  HOOKED UP WITH STEVE AND DEB, fishing Okeechobee with Elite Pro Steve Daniel,3 time FLW Champion, 2 Okeechobee, 1st FLW Cup Champion, Bassmaster Elite Classic qualifier with the latest Okeechobee fishing report, Guest : Skeeter / Yamaha pro'sTerry Scroggins, Mark Menendez & Marty Robinson along with Dave Ittner -Yamaha 


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 · Posted by DEBI Daniel · 2/23/15


Steve Daniel shared fishing Okeechobee with Elite Pro Steve Daniel's post. · Interesting footnotes about the start of FLW in Clewiston, FL 1996 1st FLW cup Champion Steve Daniel www.okeechobeeprostevedaniel.comfishing Okeechobee with Elite Pro Steve Daniel added 2 new photos.www.okeechobeeprostevedaniel.com In its two decades of existence, the Walmart FLW Tour has experienced many noteworthy milestones. A look back at some of the Walmart FLW Tour's greatest moments 20.Feb.2015 by Colin Moore The Walmart FLW Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, and while participants are looking forward to the new season, it’s also a good time to review some of the events that helped build the largest tournament organization in the world. Here are some noteworthy happenings from two decades of Tour history that merit a second look. Irwin Jacobs1. The Big Change: Soon after Irwin Jacobs acquired Operation Bass in the summer of 1996 and renamed the company FLW, the Tour’s trajectory started going almost straight up. Walmart and a host of the best-known brand names in the country came on as sponsors, and a television program and multi-media website were added. Along the way, several innovative steps were taken that resulted in a modern tournament organization that successfully integrated fishing, competition, media, fans and sponsors. Because of the influx of new backers, prize money rose exponentially and made a professional career in bass fishing more attainable for fishermen – whatever the circuit. Likewise, the Walmart FLW Tour had a restorative effect on competitive fishing in general, and the benefits of Jacobs’ handiwork rippled through the boating, tackle and electronics industries like a tonic. Footnote: While winning is goal No. 1 to a tournament angler, “getting a check” in a Walmart FLW Tour event is a nice consolation prize for those who don’t win every time out of the gate. Not counting almost $3 million paid out in contingency awards and other special awards to Tour competitors since 1996, more than $118 million in prize money has gone to pros and co-anglers in this, the richest circuit of them all. Through the years, Tour prize money alone has made millionaires of 19 anglers. Even those who don’t compete have a stake in a Tour event’s outcome. Since 2008, when FLW Fantasy Fishing was introduced, more than $5.4 million in cash and prizes has been claimed by fans who predict who’s going to win and the top finishers in various tournaments. Pro Mike Surman proudly displays two monster bass en route to a first-place finish. 2. Where It All Began: The company staged its inaugural FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in January 1996 in Clewiston, Fla. The Tour’s pro-am format, which allowed pros to maintain control of the boat and fishing waters throughout tournament hours as they fished with co-angler partners, was an instant hit. At the Big O, 156 pros fished with an equal number of co-anglers. Mike Surman got $18,500 for first with 44 1/2 pounds of bass that he caught on the still-ubiquitous Okeechobee bait: a Gambler Crawdad. Doug Hampton of Barbourville, Ky., was the Tour’s first co-angler winner. As it turned out, 1996 was a great year for Clewiston guide Steve Daniel, who won the second tournament of the season, also on Lake Okeechobee, and went on to capture the Tour’s first championship title.
In its two decades of existence, the Walmart FLW Tour has experienced many noteworthy milestones.

A look back at some of the Walmart FLW Tour's greatest moments 20.Feb.2015 by Colin Moore The Walmart FLW Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, and while participants are looking forward to the new season, it’s also a good time to review some of the events that helped build the largest tournament organization in the world. Here are some noteworthy happenings from two decades of Tour history that merit a second look. Irwin Jacobs1. The Big Change: Soon after Irwin Jacobs acquired Operation Bass in the summer of 1996 and renamed the company FLW, the Tour’s trajectory started going almost straight up. Walmart and a host of the best-known brand names in the country came on as sponsors, and a television program and multi-media website were added. Along the way, several innovative steps were taken that resulted in a modern tournament organization that successfully integrated fishing, competition, media, fans and sponsors. Because of the influx of new backers, prize money rose exponentially and made a professional career in bass fishing more attainable for fishermen – whatever the circuit. Likewise, the Walmart FLW Tour had a restorative effect on competitive fishing in general, and the benefits of Jacobs’ handiwork rippled through the boating, tackle and electronics industries like a tonic. Footnote: While winning is goal No. 1 to a tournament angler, “getting a check” in a Walmart FLW Tour event is a nice consolation prize for those who don’t win every time out of the gate. Not counting almost $3 million paid out in contingency awards and other special awards to Tour competitors since 1996, more than $118 million in prize money has gone to pros and co-anglers in this, the richest circuit of them all. Through the years, Tour prize money alone has made millionaires of 19 anglers. Even those who don’t compete have a stake in a Tour event’s outcome. Since 2008, when FLW Fantasy Fishing was introduced, more than $5.4 million in cash and prizes has been claimed by fans who predict who’s going to win and the top finishers in various tournaments. Pro Mike Surman proudly displays two monster bass en route to a first-place finish. 2. Where It All Began: The company staged its inaugural FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in January 1996 in Clewiston, Fla. The Tour’s pro-am format, which allowed pros to maintain control of the boat and fishing waters throughout tournament hours as they fished with co-angler partners, was an instant hit. At the Big O, 156 pros fished with an equal number of co-anglers. Mike Surman got $18,500 for first with 44 1/2 pounds of bass that he caught on the still-ubiquitous Okeechobee bait: a Gambler Crawdad. Doug Hampton of Barbourville, Ky., was the Tour’s first co-angler winner. As it turned out, 1996 was a great year for Clewiston guide Steve Daniel, who won the second tournament of the season, also on Lake Okeechobee, and went on to capture the Tour’s first championship title.
In its two decades of existence, the Walmart FLW Tour has experienced many noteworthy milestones.

A look back at some of the Walmart FLW Tour's greatest moments 20.Feb.2015 by Colin Moore The Walmart FLW Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, and while participants are looking forward to the new season, it’s also a good time to review some of the events that helped build the largest tournament organization in the world. Here are some noteworthy happenings from two decades of Tour history that merit a second look. Irwin Jacobs1. The Big Change: Soon after Irwin Jacobs acquired Operation Bass in the summer of 1996 and renamed the company FLW, the Tour’s trajectory started going almost straight up. Walmart and a host of the best-known brand names in the country came on as sponsors, and a television program and multi-media website were added. Along the way, several innovative steps were taken that resulted in a modern tournament organization that successfully integrated fishing, competition, media, fans and sponsors. Because of the influx of new backers, prize money rose exponentially and made a professional career in bass fishing more attainable for fishermen – whatever the circuit. Likewise, the Walmart FLW Tour had a restorative effect on competitive fishing in general, and the benefits of Jacobs’ handiwork rippled through the boating, tackle and electronics industries like a tonic. Footnote: While winning is goal No. 1 to a tournament angler, “getting a check” in a Walmart FLW Tour event is a nice consolation prize for those who don’t win every time out of the gate. Not counting almost $3 million paid out in contingency awards and other special awards to Tour competitors since 1996, more than $118 million in prize money has gone to pros and co-anglers in this, the richest circuit of them all. Through the years, Tour prize money alone has made millionaires of 19 anglers. Even those who don’t compete have a stake in a Tour event’s outcome. Since 2008, when FLW Fantasy Fishing was introduced, more than $5.4 million in cash and prizes has been claimed by fans who predict who’s going to win and the top finishers in various tournaments. Pro Mike Surman proudly displays two monster bass en route to a first-place finish. 2. Where It All Began: The company staged its inaugural FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in January 1996 in Clewiston, Fla. The Tour’s pro-am format, which allowed pros to maintain control of the boat and fishing waters throughout tournament hours as they fished with co-angler partners, was an instant hit. At the Big O, 156 pros fished with an equal number of co-anglers. Mike Surman got $18,500 for first with 44 1/2 pounds of bass that he caught on the still-ubiquitous Okeechobee bait: a Gambler Crawdad. Doug Hampton of Barbourville, Ky., was the Tour’s first co-angler winner. As it turned out, 1996 was a great year for Clewiston guide Steve Daniel, who won the second tournament of the season, also on Lake Okeechobee, and went on to capture the Tour’s first championship title. Footnote: In the Tour’s opening season, fishing legend Roland Martin came as close to winning an FLW tournament as he ever would, finishing runner-up to Daniel at that second Lake Okeechobee event. Steve Daniel won the first Forrest Wood Cup in 1996. He also won a qualifier that same season.3. The First Championship: Forty-two pros and an equal number of co-anglers qualified for FLW’s first championship event, which took place in early November 1996 on Georgia’s Lake Sinclair. With a performance that mimicked the tortoise’s race with the hare, Steve Daniel’s consistency carried him from 21st place in the opening round to the title. Co-angler stalwart Todd Lee of Jasper, Ala., was the first co-angler champion and won $16,500. Daniel took home $18,500 in prize money. In a sign of things to come, a young Tennessee angler named Andy Morgan placed fifth. Morgan actually lead the field with 20 pounds, 1 ounce at the end of the second day, but at that time the top 10 started from scratch after the first two rounds, and Morgan was unable to maintain his pace in the two-day championship round. Today he has two Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year titles and is regarded as one of the best pros of all time. Footnote: Some pros never earn $1 million in tournament prize money during their entire career. It only took four days in August 2007 for one Arkansas pro to become a millionaire. That year, Scott Suggs of Bryant won the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita and with it the grand prize of $1 million. His winning weight (based on the two-day final round; weights were cleared after the first two days) was almost 5 pounds heavier than that of Oklahoma’s Darrel Robertson, who took home $100,000 for finishing second. Pro Jim Nolan shows off his monster 8-pound, 9-ounce largemouth - the largest bass caught on the FLW Tour all year. Nolan, who was in fourth place after today's events, used the fish to win the day's big bass award and a check for $750. 4. The Oldest Record: Though records are made to be broken, the one for heaviest Big Bass weighed in by a Tour pro has withstood the test of time. The fish hefted 11 pounds, 14 ounces and was caught by Arkansas pro Jim Nolan in March 1996 at Santee Cooper in South Carolina in the first round of the third tournament that year. Nolan was fishing down a grassy point when the big bass gulped down a 3/4-ounce Switchblade spinnerbait with silver and gold willow-leaf blades. Noland caught one more keeper from the area that day, but despite repeated efforts the following day, couldn’t repeat his success. Footnote: Nolan’s wasn’t the only record set in the ’96 Santee Cooper tournament. Mark Mauldin’s five-fish limit of 27 pounds, 13 ounces still stands as the heaviest one-day stringer weighed in by a co-angler. Kellogg's team member Steve Daniel (left) and his co-angler partner Lewis Southard check in with tournament officials before takeoff. 5. That’s a Wrap: Ranger has always been the official boat of FLW, but it wasn’t until the late 1990s that wrapped boats emulating NASCAR racers joined the fleet. Wrapped boats grew out of a marketing effort to give sponsors more visibility at Tour stops. Bright colors and logos of such companies as Land O’ Lakes and Fuji Film characterized the first wrapped boats, which actually weren’t wrapped. Ranger Boats in Flippin, Ark., manufactured those first boats with special gel-coat colors to match the company colors. Then, decals were added. The procedure was a stopgap measure, and authentic wrappings were soon developed to match FLW’s growing family of sponsors. The Walmart FLW Tour’s innovation soon became an industry standard. Footnote: Though some of those first “wrapped” Rangers wore “loud” colors, the company sold all of them in the U.S. and Japan. Most of the boats were put to good use, but at least a few were purchased by buyers who realized their value as collectibles. If you own one, congratulations. The 2001 Forrest Wood Cup, which was scheduled to begin on Sept. 12, was cancelled in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedies. 6. The Championship that Wasn’t: The world stopped turning for a few days in September 2001 after Islamic terrorists flew commercial airliners into New York’s World Trade Center, killing thousands in the opening salvo of a new type of war. The horror of Sept. 11 sent shockwaves rippling across the country and affected people and commerce in ways nobody could have imagined beforehand. Among other things, it caused the cancellation of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Champlain, which was set to begin on Sept. 12. In Plattsburgh, N.Y., FLW staff and fishermen had already gathered, and all preparations had been made. Instead of fishing, anglers mourned for the dead with their fellow citizens and made their ways home as best they could. Footnote: Though the winner of the 2001 Forrest Wood Cup would have collected $250,000, it was decided that each of the 50 pros who qualified would split up the prize money equally. Thus, each received $7,700. Each co-angler got $1,300
In its two decades of existence, the Walmart FLW Tour has experienced many noteworthy milestones.

A look back at some of the Walmart FLW Tour's greatest moments 20.Feb.2015 by Colin Moore The Walmart FLW Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, and while participants are looking forward to the new season, it’s also a good time to review some of the events that helped build the largest tournament organization in the world. Here are some noteworthy happenings from two decades of Tour history that merit a second look. Irwin Jacobs1. The Big Change: Soon after Irwin Jacobs acquired Operation Bass in the summer of 1996 and renamed the company FLW, the Tour’s trajectory started going almost straight up. Walmart and a host of the best-known brand names in the country came on as sponsors, and a television program and multi-media website were added. Along the way, several innovative steps were taken that resulted in a modern tournament organization that successfully integrated fishing, competition, media, fans and sponsors. Because of the influx of new backers, prize money rose exponentially and made a professional career in bass fishing more attainable for fishermen – whatever the circuit. Likewise, the Walmart FLW Tour had a restorative effect on competitive fishing in general, and the benefits of Jacobs’ handiwork rippled through the boating, tackle and electronics industries like a tonic. Footnote: While winning is goal No. 1 to a tournament angler, “getting a check” in a Walmart FLW Tour event is a nice consolation prize for those who don’t win every time out of the gate. Not counting almost $3 million paid out in contingency awards and other special awards to Tour competitors since 1996, more than $118 million in prize money has gone to pros and co-anglers in this, the richest circuit of them all. Through the years, Tour prize money alone has made millionaires of 19 anglers. Even those who don’t compete have a stake in a Tour event’s outcome. Since 2008, when FLW Fantasy Fishing was introduced, more than $5.4 million in cash and prizes has been claimed by fans who predict who’s going to win and the top finishers in various tournaments. Pro Mike Surman proudly displays two monster bass en route to a first-place finish. 2. Where It All Began: The company staged its inaugural FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in January 1996 in Clewiston, Fla. The Tour’s pro-am format, which allowed pros to maintain control of the boat and fishing waters throughout tournament hours as they fished with co-angler partners, was an instant hit. At the Big O, 156 pros fished with an equal number of co-anglers. Mike Surman got $18,500 for first with 44 1/2 pounds of bass that he caught on the still-ubiquitous Okeechobee bait: a Gambler Crawdad. Doug Hampton of Barbourville, Ky., was the Tour’s first co-angler winner. As it turned out, 1996 was a great year for Clewiston guide Steve Daniel, who won the second tournament of the season, also on Lake Okeechobee, and went on to capture the Tour’s first championship title. Footnote: In the Tour’s opening season, fishing legend Roland Martin came as close to winning an FLW tournament as he ever would, finishing runner-up to Daniel at that second Lake Okeechobee event. Steve Daniel won the first Forrest Wood Cup in 1996. He also won a qualifier that same season.3. The First Championship: Forty-two pros and an equal number of co-anglers qualified for FLW’s first championship event, which took place in early November 1996 on Georgia’s Lake Sinclair. With a performance that mimicked the tortoise’s race with the hare, Steve Daniel’s consistency carried him from 21st place in the opening round to the title. Co-angler stalwart Todd Lee of Jasper, Ala., was the first co-angler champion and won $16,500. Daniel took home $18,500 in prize money. In a sign of things to come, a young Tennessee angler named Andy Morgan placed fifth. Morgan actually lead the field with 20 pounds, 1 ounce at the end of the second day, but at that time the top 10 started from scratch after the first two rounds, and Morgan was unable to maintain his pace in the two-day championship round. Today he has two Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year titles and is regarded as one of the best pros of all time. Footnote: Some pros never earn $1 million in tournament prize money during their entire career. It only took four days in August 2007 for one Arkansas pro to become a millionaire. That year, Scott Suggs of Bryant won the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita and with it the grand prize of $1 million. His winning weight (based on the two-day final round; weights were cleared after the first two days) was almost 5 pounds heavier than that of Oklahoma’s Darrel Robertson, who took home $100,000 for finishing second. Pro Jim Nolan shows off his monster 8-pound, 9-ounce largemouth - the largest bass caught on the FLW Tour all year. Nolan, who was in fourth place after today's events, used the fish to win the day's big bass award and a check for $750. 4. The Oldest Record: Though records are made to be broken, the one for heaviest Big Bass weighed in by a Tour pro has withstood the test of time. The fish hefted 11 pounds, 14 ounces and was caught by Arkansas pro Jim Nolan in March 1996 at Santee Cooper in South Carolina in the first round of the third tournament that year. Nolan was fishing down a grassy point when the big bass gulped down a 3/4-ounce Switchblade spinnerbait with silver and gold willow-leaf blades. Noland caught one more keeper from the area that day, but despite repeated efforts the following day, couldn’t repeat his success. Footnote: Nolan’s wasn’t the only record set in the ’96 Santee Cooper tournament. Mark Mauldin’s five-fish limit of 27 pounds, 13 ounces still stands as the heaviest one-day stringer weighed in by a co-angler. Kellogg's team member Steve Daniel (left) and his co-angler partner Lewis Southard check in with tournament officials before takeoff. 5. That’s a Wrap: Ranger has always been the official boat of FLW, but it wasn’t until the late 1990s that wrapped boats emulating NASCAR racers joined the fleet. Wrapped boats grew out of a marketing effort to give sponsors more visibility at Tour stops. Bright colors and logos of such companies as Land O’ Lakes and Fuji Film characterized the first wrapped boats, which actually weren’t wrapped. Ranger Boats in Flippin, Ark., manufactured those first boats with special gel-coat colors to match the company colors. Then, decals were added. The procedure was a stopgap measure, and authentic wrappings were soon developed to match FLW’s growing family of sponsors. The Walmart FLW Tour’s innovation soon became an industry standard. Footnote: Though some of those first “wrapped” Rangers wore “loud” colors, the company sold all of them in the U.S. and Japan. Most of the boats were put to good use, but at least a few were purchased by buyers who realized their value as collectibles. If you own one, congratulations. The 2001 Forrest Wood Cup, which was scheduled to begin on Sept. 12, was cancelled in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedies. 6. The Championship that Wasn’t: The world stopped turning for a few days in September 2001 after Islamic terrorists flew commercial airliners into New York’s World Trade Center, killing thousands in the opening salvo of a new type of war. The horror of Sept. 11 sent shockwaves rippling across the country and affected people and commerce in ways nobody could have imagined beforehand. Among other things, it caused the cancellation of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Champlain, which was set to begin on Sept. 12. In Plattsburgh, N.Y., FLW staff and fishermen had already gathered, and all preparations had been made. Instead of fishing, anglers mourned for the dead with their fellow citizens and made their ways home as best they could. Footnote: Though the winner of the 2001 Forrest Wood Cup would have collected $250,000, it was decided that each of the 50 pros who qualified would split up the prize money equally. Thus, each received $7,700. Each co-angler got $1,300 Footnote: In the Tour’s opening season, fishing legend Roland Martin came as close to winning an FLW tournament as he ever would, finishing runner-up to Daniel at that second Lake Okeechobee event. Steve Daniel won the first Forrest Wood Cup in 1996. He also won a qualifier that same season.3. The First Championship: Forty-two pros and an equal number of co-anglers qualified for FLW’s first championship event, which took place in early November 1996 on Georgia’s Lake Sinclair. With a performance that mimicked the tortoise’s race with the hare, Steve Daniel’s consistency carried him from 21st place in the opening round to the title. Co-angler stalwart Todd Lee of Jasper, Ala., was the first co-angler champion and won $16,500. Daniel took home $18,500 in prize money. In a sign of things to come, a young Tennessee angler named Andy Morgan placed fifth. Morgan actually lead the field with 20 pounds, 1 ounce at the end of the second day, but at that time the top 10 started from scratch after the first two rounds, and Morgan was unable to maintain his pace in the two-day championship round. Today he has two Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year titles and is regarded as one of the best pros of all time. Footnote: Some pros never earn $1 million in tournament prize money during their entire career. It only took four days in August 2007 for one Arkansas pro to become a millionaire. That year, Scott Suggs of Bryant won the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita and with it the grand prize of $1 million. His winning weight (based on the two-day final round; weights were cleared after the first two days) was almost 5 pounds heavier than that of Oklahoma’s Darrel Robertson, who took home $100,000 for finishing second. Pro Jim Nolan shows off his monster 8-pound, 9-ounce largemouth - the largest bass caught on the FLW Tour all year. Nolan, who was in fourth place after today's events, used the fish to win the day's big bass award and a check for $750. 4. The Oldest Record: Though records are made to be broken, the one for heaviest Big Bass weighed in by a Tour pro has withstood the test of time. The fish hefted 11 pounds, 14 ounces and was caught by Arkansas pro Jim Nolan in March 1996 at Santee Cooper in South Carolina in the first round of the third tournament that year. Nolan was fishing down a grassy point when the big bass gulped down a 3/4-ounce Switchblade spinnerbait with silver and gold willow-leaf blades. Noland caught one more keeper from the area that day, but despite repeated efforts the following day, couldn’t repeat his success. Footnote: Nolan’s wasn’t the only record set in the ’96 Santee Cooper tournament. Mark Mauldin’s five-fish limit of 27 pounds, 13 ounces still stands as the heaviest one-day stringer weighed in by a co-angler. Kellogg's team member Steve Daniel (left) and his co-angler partner Lewis Southard check in with tournament officials before takeoff. 5. That’s a Wrap: Ranger has always been the official boat of FLW, but it wasn’t until the late 1990s that wrapped boats emulating NASCAR racers joined the fleet. Wrapped boats grew out of a marketing effort to give sponsors more visibility at Tour stops. Bright colors and logos of such companies as Land O’ Lakes and Fuji Film characterized the first wrapped boats, which actually weren’t wrapped. Ranger Boats in Flippin, Ark., manufactured those first boats with special gel-coat colors to match the company colors. Then, decals were added. The procedure was a stopgap measure, and authentic wrappings were soon developed to match FLW’s growing family of sponsors. The Walmart FLW Tour’s innovation soon became an industry standard. Footnote: Though some of those first “wrapped” Rangers wore “loud” colors, the company sold all of them in the U.S. and Japan. Most of the boats were put to good use, but at least a few were purchased by buyers who realized their value as collectibles. If you own one, congratulations. The 2001 Forrest Wood Cup, which was scheduled to begin on Sept. 12, was cancelled in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedies. 6. The Championship that Wasn’t: The world stopped turning for a few days in September 2001 after Islamic terrorists flew commercial airliners into New York’s World Trade Center, killing thousands in the opening salvo of a new type of war. The horror of Sept. 11 sent shockwaves rippling across the country and affected people and commerce in ways nobody could have imagined beforehand. Among other things, it caused the cancellation of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Champlain, which was set to begin on Sept. 12. In Plattsburgh, N.Y., FLW staff and fishermen had already gathered, and all preparations had been made. Instead of fishing, anglers mourned for the dead with their fellow citizens and made their ways home as best they could. Footnote: Though the winner of the 2001 Forrest Wood Cup would have collected $250,000, it was decided that each of the 50 pros who qualified would split up the prize money equally. Thus, each received $7,700. Each co-angler got $1,300 Footnote: In the Tour’s opening season, fishing legend Roland Martin came as close to winning an FLW tournament as he ever would, finishing runner-up to Daniel at that second Lake Okeechobee event. Steve Daniel won the first Forrest Wood Cup in 1996. He also won a qualifier that same season.3. The First Championship: Forty-two pros and an equal number of co-anglers qualified for FLW’s first championship event, which took place in early November 1996 on Georgia’s Lake Sinclair. With a performance that mimicked the tortoise’s race with the hare, Steve Daniel’s consistency carried him from 21st place in the opening round to the title. Co-angler stalwart Todd Lee of Jasper, Ala., was the first co-angler champion and won $16,500. Daniel took home $18,500 in prize money. In a sign of things to come, a young Tennessee angler named Andy Morgan placed fifth. Morgan actually lead the field with 20 pounds, 1 ounce at the end of the second day, but at that time the top 10 started from scratch after the first two rounds, and Morgan was unable to maintain his pace in the two-day championship round. Today he has two Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year titles and is regarded as one of the best pros of all time. Footnote: Some pros never earn $1 million in tournament prize money during their entire career. It only took four days in August 2007 for one Arkansas pro to become a millionaire. That year, Scott Suggs of Bryant won the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita and with it the grand prize of $1 million. His winning weight (based on the two-day final round; weights were cleared after the first two days) was almost 5 pounds heavier than that of Oklahoma’s Darrel Robertson, who took home $100,000 for finishing second. Pro Jim Nolan shows off his monster 8-pound, 9-ounce largemouth - the largest bass caught on the FLW Tour all year. Nolan, who was in fourth place after today's events, used the fish to win the day's big bass award and a check for $750. 4. The Oldest Record: Though records are made to be broken, the one for heaviest Big Bass weighed in by a Tour pro has withstood the test of time. The fish hefted 11 pounds, 14 ounces and was caught by Arkansas pro Jim Nolan in March 1996 at Santee Cooper in South Carolina in the first round of the third tournament that year. Nolan was fishing down a grassy point when the big bass gulped down a 3/4-ounce Switchblade spinnerbait with silver and gold willow-leaf blades. Noland caught one more keeper from the area that day, but despite repeated efforts the following day, couldn’t repeat his success. Footnote: Nolan’s wasn’t the only record set in the ’96 Santee Cooper tournament. Mark Mauldin’s five-fish limit of 27 pounds, 13 ounces still stands as the heaviest one-day stringer weighed in by a co-angler. Kellogg's team member Steve Daniel (left) and his co-angler partner Lewis Southard check in with tournament officials before takeoff. 5. That’s a Wrap: Ranger has always been the official boat of FLW, but it wasn’t until the late 1990s that wrapped boats emulating NASCAR racers joined the fleet. Wrapped boats grew out of a marketing effort to give sponsors more visibility at Tour stops. Bright colors and logos of such companies as Land O’ Lakes and Fuji Film characterized the first wrapped boats, which actually weren’t wrapped. Ranger Boats in Flippin, Ark., manufactured those first boats with special gel-coat colors to match the company colors. Then, decals were added. The procedure was a stopgap measure, and authentic wrappings were soon developed to match FLW’s growing family of sponsors. The Walmart FLW Tour’s innovation soon became an industry standard. Footnote: Though some of those first “wrapped” Rangers wore “loud” colors, the company sold all of them in the U.S. and Japan. Most of the boats were put to good use, but at least a few were purchased by buyers who realized their value as collectibles. If you own one, congratulations. The 2001 Forrest Wood Cup, which was scheduled to begin on Sept. 12, was cancelled in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedies. 6. The Championship that Wasn’t: The world stopped turning for a few days in September 2001 after Islamic terrorists flew commercial airliners into New York’s World Trade Center, killing thousands in the opening salvo of a new type of war. The horror of Sept. 11 sent shockwaves rippling across the country and affected people and commerce in ways nobody could have imagined beforehand. Among other things, it caused the cancellation of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Champlain, which was set to begin on Sept. 12. In Plattsburgh, N.Y., FLW staff and fishermen had already gathered, and all preparations had been made. Instead of fishing, anglers mourned for the dead with their fellow citizens and made their ways home as best they could. Footnote: Though the winner of the 2001 Forrest Wood Cup would have collected $250,000, it was decided that each of the 50 pros who qualified would split up the prize money equally. Thus, each received $7,700. Each co-angler got $1,300

 
                
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